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Where the Bluebir...
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recommended for: Lovers of the Western states, Stegner fans, naturalists, environmentalists
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Jeffrey McCord Jeffrey McCord said: " Stegner approaches the vast, often prickly subject of the West from several angles--that of a novelist, a naturalist, an environmentalist, a defender, an objective observer, all poignant but uncynical. The thread that strings these dozen or so essays ...more "

 
Sync or Swarm: Im...
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Rats by Robert Sullivan
Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants
by Robert Sullivan
recommended for: NYC-philes, rat lovers, Bushwick residents, the homeless
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The gray, the matted, yellow teeth sharper than concrete, the squeals, Black Death, bleeding rats, barroom brawls, the Irish, the Jews, Brooklyn, Water Street, Edens Alley, Gold Street, fear, loathing, love, cuddliness...
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Branches by Mitch Cullin
Branches
by Mitch Cullin
recommended for: prose poetry, cormac mccarthy, southwestern lit fans
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There are dark corners within every concentration of authority, not to mention every mind on Earth. The eternal maccabre of the well. Beatiful art, strangley fitting and out of character for the lit/art combo, which so often falls below expectations.

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Blood Orchid by Charles Bowden
Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America
by Charles Bowden
recommended for: poets, journalists, gardeners, maniacs, and combinations of the above
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Genre bending journalism. A look at the darker aspects of people and their habits and governments. Nice summer reading--Argentine torture, drug dealers, the desert, rape, pillaging. He reflects on these things and mashes them up into a messy goo that ...more
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Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs by Wallace Stegner
Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs
by Wallace Stegner
recommended for: Lovers of the Western states, Stegner fans, naturalists, environmentalists
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Stegner approaches the vast, often prickly subject of the West from several angles--that of a novelist, a naturalist, an environmentalist, a defender, an objective observer, all poignant but uncynical. The thread that strings these dozen or so essays ...more
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Sync or Swarm by David Borgo
Sync or Swarm: Improvising Music in a Complex Age
by David Borgo
recommended for: musicians, improv fans, not jazz specific at all
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It approaches improvisation from the perspective of chaos theory, positing that when you layer nonsense enough times, eventually a pattern develops that can be beautiful, and you learn to appreciate the ugly process of finding that pattern. I agree v ...more
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